JWF Fund

The Japan Water Forum(JWF) is pleased to invite grass-roots organizations in developing countries to apply for the Japan Water Forum Fund 2010. We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

What kind of grass-roots activities can be awarded the grants?

“Grass-roots activities” are activities planned and faithfully implemented by grass-roots organizations to bring about an appreciable improvement upon the current water and sanitation issues. These activities include various activities such as:

– Introduction of rainwater-harvesting tanks, ponds, digging wells;

– Development of small scale water supply systems;

– Building new toilets and upgrading existing sanitation facilities;

– Prevention of water-related disasters;

– Establishment and encouragement of water-efficient irrigation;


Ginetta Sagan Fund-Amnesty International USA

The Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA is to recognizes and assists women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread. The Ginetta Sagan Award recognizes individual accomplishment, but also serves as a beacon of hope to women everywhere who are fighting for human rights.

The Ginetta Sagan Fund of AIUSA is now accepting nominations for its 2010 Annual Award for the Human Rights of Women and Children. We invite Amnesty International membership, organizations and individuals to take part in nominating an outstanding woman for this coveted award. This is your opportunity to shed light on human rights abuses around the world and honor the women that promote human dignity.


AFPF Fellowships

The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF), an American non-profit, non-governmental organization, is a cultural and professional exchange program for journalists. Through AFPF, journalists and their readers gain a broader view of the world and journalism thereby creating mutual understanding and peaceful relations between Americans and people of other nations. Fellows return home with new journalistic skills and knowledge, and a desire to advance a free, responsible press in their own countries–without which democracy does not exist.

Since 1984, the core program has provided developing world journalists the opportunity to work as reporters at American newspapers for five months. The program, which runs from mid-March to early September, is offered annually to print and online journalists between the ages of 25 and 35.

While in the U.S., Fellows spend the majority of their time reporting for their American host newspapers but are also encouraged to attend conferences and workshops, read journalism books, and make short-term professional visits to organizations that are relevant to their work at home. Special AFPF seminars are organized for the Fellows at the beginning, middle and end of the program. Upon returning home, Fellows organize and lead seminars based on the knowledge and skills gained through their AFPF experiences.


PhD Fellowships at Bielefeld University

The International Graduate College “Stochastics and Real World Models” Beijing-Bielefeld advertises fellowships for PhD students, starting Oct 1st, 2010

In the framework of an International Graduate College (International Research Training Group, supported by DFG) we offer fellowships for a PhD program starting October 1, 2010, for up to 3 years duration.

The program is organized by the Bielefeld University Mathematics Department in cooperation with the Departments of Economics and Physics, the research institutions IMW and BiBoS, and together with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (partner institutions: IAM, AMSS, GUCAS). Doctorate degrees will be awarded by one of the three Departments of Bielefeld University.


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